Headteacher's Friday Update
Posted 11th November 2022
Next Friday, 18 November, is Children in Need day. If you want to, children can come in something spotty or own clothes.
You can make a donation to Children in Need via Parent Pay, if you would like to.
Christmas Jumper Stall and Toy Swap Stall – 2 December
Our PTA are organising a stall for families to swap or just take a Christmas jumper if you need one, in preparation for our Christmas jumper day (which is on December 8th). If you want to, you can send in your outgrown Christmas jumpers, T-shirts and clothes to school from 22nd November onwards. On the same day, there will be a Toy Stall too with items for sale at bargain prices. If you have any new and unused toys that you can donate, please drop these into school from 22nd November too. The stalls will run on Friday 2nd December after school. I think there a bake sale too on that day, so be sure to bring your spare change for a treat!
This May Help website
This May Help has been created to support parents and carers with concerns about their child’s mental health. The subjects covered on this website have been chosen by families and young people who have gone through their own mental health challenges. What helped them may also help you. The films offer advice across six main subject areas, with ten additional films offering supporting information. The films can be viewed in any order at any time. Each film has a dedicated page where you’ll also find helpful advice and links to other resources.
Parent Meetings – 22, 23 and 24 November
If you haven’t booked your appointment yet or have had difficulty with the app, please speak to your child’s class teacher, email them or phone the office to arrange an appointment. On each day there will be free tea, coffee and juice for the children. We’ve also got Beth from Phunky Foods, PCSO Martin Powell from the police and Sarah Webb from the local Early Help service here to answer any questions you might have. Phunky Foods help families with healthy eating ideas, Martin Powell can talk to you about e-safety, anti-social behaviour and neighbourhood policing and Sarah Webb can support with general parenting queries like sleep and family routines.
Christmas Shopping Morning 19 November
There is a sickness bug doing the rounds at the moment. If your child has vomited please keep them at home for 48 hours following the last time they were sick. Just to be on the safe side, I contacted Public Health today. Their advice is for us to follow the same hygiene routines we put in place when he had Covid-19 restrictions. This means cleaning tables/desks and touchpoints like door handles and being vigilant with the children about handwashing. Of course, they also advised the 48 hour rule, mentioned above. The weekend will serve as a natural fire break for the bug, so hopefully we will see case numbers lowering next week.
If your child is ill, please follow the usual attendance procedures and call the school before 9am on each day to let us know. Thank you